In Keane v Investigo and others EAT/0389/09, the EAT held that an experienced accountant who applied for jobs aimed at recently qualified accountants that she did not genuinely want was unable to complain of having suffered any disadvantage when she was not put forward for them.
In Wolf v Stadt Frankfurt Am Main  IRLR 244 ECJ, the ECJ held that the German Government's restriction on recruitment as a firefighter to those aged 30 or under does not give rise to age discrimination because it constitutes a proportionate "genuine and determining occupational requirement" in pursuit of a legitimate aim, within the meaning of art.4(1) of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive.
The employer in this case discriminated against a job applicant after the withdrawal of a job offer.
The European Court of Justice has held that a maximum age limit of 68 for dentists to work in the German health service is potentially legitimate.
The European Court of Justice has held that a German law restricting applicants to the fire service to individuals under the age of 30 is permissible as a genuine occupational requirement.
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